Your kitchen is the heart of your home and should be both beautiful and functional. As you plan your kitchen remodel, you’ll probably consider whether you should stick to stock cabinets or choose custom cabinets. Consider your options carefully.
If you are on a limited budget and your current cabinets are still in good condition, consider custom refacing instead of entirely new cabinets. You can stain or paint your current cabinets to match the rest of your new renovation. If you’d like accents, changing out hardware or even replacing just one or two cabinets with glass fronts or open shelving can create new depth in the room.
Perhaps you want something custom but can’t afford the full service. Instead of choosing stock options for your kitchen remodel, consider semi-custom cabinets. These cabinets are made to size requirements, but instead of creating one set at a time, the manufacturer will create a few for different homes. The result is something that most homes won’t have, but without the larger price tag that comes with a completely custom look. Semi-custom kitchen cabinets are still available in a wide range of styles.
If your budget allows for it, custom designs give you nearly free reign over your remodel. They allow you to choose the color, style and hardware you want and can be created in unique shapes to make the most of the space in your kitchen. Custom designs work well between your refrigerator and wall, in unused corners and even as a way to hide small appliances such as coffee makers and toasters. If you want a truly sleek design, you can even create cabinets to hide your stove and refrigerator when not in use.
Regardless of whether you decide to reface your current cabinets or create fully custom cabinets for your kitchen remodel, it is important to work with a professional contractor. Doing so ensures the job is done right and will last for years to come.